Piapa with Mom
Trip Start Jul 05, 2005
47Trip End ??? ??, 2006
Before going to Paipa, I bought presents for the kids (nothing too expensive), but I thought they would like something to open since I wasn't sure their parents had the money to buy presents for them. Mom and I stopped for arepas and only Isabella was around, so I gave her her doll and she was so excited. It put a smile on my face as well. I told Isabella's mom that I would be stopping at the stand in two days and that if the other kids were around then, I would like to give them presents as well.
So, Thursday afternoon, we stopped by the roadside stand again and the kids were waiting. I got Michael a race car and Erika a doll). What I didn't know was that there was one more sister, Jessica (age 9). I felt awful that I didn't have anything for her and so did my mom. Mom gave her some money and I promised her that the next time I was in Paipa, I would stop by and bring her a present. The kids were really happy with their presents and we took pictures with them. We ate arepas of course and their mom, Fabiola gave us some free arepas to take with us. Lucho was very happy about that!!! After taking some picutres, we talked for a while and took some more pictures. Must admit that after leaving the kids, I couldn't decide if what I had done was a good thing or a bad thing. They were happy before I got there and I wonder if giving them presents was worse! Well, I guess I'll never know, but it felt like the right thing.
Hope you are all well.